Friday, February 14, 2014

Bag Of Love January 2014 - New Year, New You


This is my first subscription of the year from Bag Of Love (BOL), so this is the bag for January's BOL. I have many bags like this actually, but no harm getting more of it as it is quite multipurpose in my opinion. So let's start going through with the content of January's BOL.

Welcome card from Mimi as perusal.

Uber Men Whitening Hydra Gel Cleanser + Toner Effect
(Full size RM11.90)

* Passed this to the hubby since it's a cleanser for men and he doesn't have his own cleanser ;)

For the verdict I've asked him, he doesn't seem to like the cleanser b'coz he started having breakouts again (but i think it's due to his stress). So his using another cleanser that he got as a complimentary gift from his online purchase of vitamins. Will do a post on that later.

Etude House Wonder Pore After Sun Special Set
(Full size products range from RM69.90 - RM 79.90)

Etude House Wonder Pore After Sun Special Set is a trio of skin care essentials to deep clean, refine, and soothe irritated and tired skin due to hot and humid summer weather. It cares for your pores from deep within by penetrating deep with its special formula, containing Pasque Flower, Western Dandelion, Chrysanthemum, and Cypress Extracts. Prevent and maintain enlarged pores, moisturize your skin, and increase elasticity with just three simple steps!

Set Includes:
Wonder Pore Freshner………..25ml
Wonder Pore Clay Clear…......10ml
Aloe Moistfull Soothing Gel.......10ml

Wonder Pore Freshner: Use an appropriate amount on cotton pad and wipe gently. May be transferred into another container to use as mist. (Morning and Evening)

Moistfull Aloe Soothing Gel: After Wonder Pore Freshner, gently massage over face. Re-apply as needed to dry and irritated areas. (Morning and Evening)

Wonder Pore Clay Clear: Once a week, deep cleanse by applying a layer of Wonder Pore Clay Clear on cleansed faced for 20 minutes, then rinse.

Wella Professional Enrich Moisturizing Shampoo (Retail RM55 for 250ml)

Enriched with silk extract and Shea butter, this luxurious shampoo deeply nourishes and moisturizes. Hair is repaired and protected and left silky soft with a radiant shine.

Wella Professional Enrich Moisturizing Treatment (Retail RM58 for 150ml)

This lightweight professional hair care mask infused with silk extract instantly helps restore a healthy look to your hair, leaving even fine hair full of free-flowing movement.

Product Application

For professional results apply after shampooing. Massage and leave for 5 minutes. Rinse out.

Alqvimia Body Sculptor Oil (150ml  for RM370)
Anti Cellulite Body Oil (150ml for RM290)
Shape Reducer Body Oil (150ml for RM290)

* This is actually the 2nd time i'm receiving this product if you would like to know it's functions you can check out the post at this link Alqvimia Functions

King of Mask All In One Collagen Mask
(RM5.90 per pc)

This intensive skin refining mask gives back the fresh, pure look and feel of younger skin. Dull, lifeless skin is rejuvenated leaving it looking radiant, evenly tones and smooth. It also helps to improve the appearance of age spots, fine lines and wrinkles.

RM 20 voucher from
*Voucher code: BOF20*

For those whose interested in purchasing contact lenses you can go ahead and use the voucher code provided above.

RM30 cash voucher from Strip, for any a la carte Waxing Services. 
Anyway if there's anyone that is interested please let me know as i won't be using this anytime soon. ;)

So that's about it for now, can't wait with what's installed for February BOL but below is a hint of how the bag looks like:-

Subscription is still open -  it only cost 
RM 39.90 per month/ RM119.70 for 3 months + mystery gift / RM478.80 annually + 13+ month for free.

~Till than take care and Assalamualaikum~

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Clinique 3 Step

Assalamualaikum & Hi....

Since i'm still not in labour, yes i'm anticipating it.... aaarrrgghhh... i decided to do a blog post on Clinique. Initially this blog was supposed to be about my random beauty hauls, but i guess than it wouldn't justify the brand and the product, since there's so many information to share with you readers. So let's start.

I got this Clinique 3 Step Intro Kit for free and so did my sister thanks to Arpita from I actually got to know Arpita from one of Butterfly Project events and since than we've connected through FB. So when i saw her sharing this on FB (The eg shown below is the one i did):-

I was wondering what it was all about, until Arpita tag me on FB. Clinique was running it's Clinique's National Great Skin Week from the 3rd-9th of January, and both you, your sister, friend, mum or partner can get a free set each. Not forgetting a skin consultation prior to getting the set. So i decided why not get my sister in the bandwagon, and we can each enjoy the set, since she's been the one chaperoning me when i need to go out and do errands during the weekdays.

We decided on a day, since i need to go out and get some stocks for my online business and on the way back we can stop by Sogo have lunch and grab the sets for free. Prior to collecting the set i didn't know how much it would cost. But i did a research by going over to Clinique Malaysia website @ and found out that the set actually cost RM100 each... wow 0.0 very generous of them indeed.

So after 3 weeks to a month of using the product i found that the product really suits my skin and there were no break outs (sorry, didn't manage to take any before & after pictures). Skin looks clean and clear, i guess the only downside is that i still have dark circles due to the lack of sleep (Yes blame it on pregnancy). So i need to find a solution or remedy for that, do you guys have any recommendation on what product i should try??? let me know in the comment okay?

Will i purchase the full size, yes i would definitely would. Since my skin is Type 2 (Dry combination), so if i were to purchase all 3 items (cleanser + toner + moisturiser) it will cost me RM 233. 

But what i don't get is when i click 3 Step Sets on the bar in the website, it says that the cost for the set is RM 310 ??? weird huh?

Anyway's since my mom is already an avid user of this product, and she's the only one using it. I heard that if you used it sparingly the set could last you even a year. To me anything pricey especially when it comes to skin care, if the thing can last you half a year it's really reasonable don't you agree with me?

Plus if we were to order from the website and if it's RM 250 and above there's free delivery + 2 free samples.

But before that i'm gonna ask my mom first, since she always get hers over the counter. I heard that if you're a regular, they might even give you a complimentary facial. So i'm going to wait for my sister to update me on that. Let's see which one has more benefits, over the counter or website. But wait i have the SOGO card too, that means i get to collect more points... hmmmm
Ok i guess that's all for now, looks like this post is more to Clinique and i shall do another post on my random beauty haul. Till than,

Friday, February 7, 2014

November Modbox


I know this is a pretty late post, since i purchased this like last November. So i totally forgot that i had this box in hand, until i started rummaging through all the beauty bags and boxes. I practically have boxes full of hair products, skin care, body care and makeup products, even though i gave some to my sister and mom. I'm sure my lil sister is hoarding it and haven't even used any of the products i gave her.

So anyway's i felt like pampering myself and i went to Modbox website and checked out what sample's were available for the month. Plus their the cheapest among all the beauty boxes - RM 15 (with postage), but for this it was a little extra which was RM 20.90 + RM 6 for postage = RM 26.90. So i decided to get something.

This were the items i chose to have in my box. As you can see there are 3 different brands that were in it.

The first is:-

Human Nature Moisturizing Shampoo with Cream Foam
(50ml @ RM11.90 / 200ml @ RM22.90 / 500ml @ RM44.90)

Rescue dry hair and damaged hair with this all-natural, SLS-free moisturising shampoo! with it's proprietary CreamFoam technology, it wraps every strand of hair with lotion for softness you can feel after just one rinse!

Shake well, add a few drops of water to the shampoo in your hand before lathering it up onto hair, and enjoy softer, healthier tresses.

~ I actually purchased both the shampoo and conditioner, have yet to give it a try since i have many other products in hand. In Shaa Allah once i've tried it, will definitely write a review on it. ;)

Murad Resurgence Hydrating Toner
(180ml @ RM 128)

Rehydrate skin with this bestselling toner from Murad that balances and neutralises surface impurities. Rooted in Murad's proprietary system for optimising cell hydration and skin health, this toner will help you restore your skin's suppleness to it's former glory. Apply over cleansed face before moisturising for a refreshing treat to your skin.

~I haven't given this a try as at yet too, as i have a lot of toner in hand. In Shaa Allah will do a review on it once i've tried it... :)~

Aqua Peeling Body Exfoliating Spray
(300ml @ RM 75)

Get radiant, baby soft skin with this refreshing Body Exfoliating Spray from Korea that's packed with natural plant ingredients that exfoliate while keeping skin moisturise.

 To use, spray onto skin after shower and gently massage in circulation motion. Wash off to remove residue. Use 1-2 times a week for healthier, glowing skin!

~ I actually tried this like twice. I guess the only downfall is to get rid of the small piece that locks the bottle. Once taken out, in order to put the handle back into place, you really need to thug it quite hard, and that takes time and strength. For the product instruction itself, well i guess it contradicts with the one of their leaflet or maybe i misunderstood it myself, as i actually sprayed and used it before shower, left it for a few seconds and starter scrubbing, dead skin cells started appearing and i just wash and rinse it off as per normal. The after feeling was nothing amazing, but to me as long as i can see dead skin cells coming off it's good enough.

I guess that's about it, if any of you are interested in ordering from Modbox, you may do so at the link below:-

Tanamera Postnatal Care Set


As most of you might know i'm currently in my third trimester of my pregnancy. To date i'll be exactly 38 weeks tomorrow, so i'm just basically waiting for the time for baby to arrive. Emergency bag, baby's bag, labour bag & another bag to store hot flask, mug, drinks and biscuits while i'm admitted are already inside our car.

Not too sure whether i've mentioned which product i'll be using during my confinement, anyway i've decided to choose Tanamera, since they've been having good repo and testimonials from their customers. Not forgetting Dynaz Mokhtar (i hope i got her name right), a local Malaysian actress, even she used this 'set pantang' when she was on confinement. Well for me it's not whether a celebrity have used a certain product and endorse it, what's more important is the product and it's content and what benefit does it give to both us mum's and baby. My little girl actually had jaundice when she was a baby, so based on experience nurses will normally tell us not to take any 'jamu' or heaty things like kunyit and ginger. So i literally had to take Ginger out of my pantang diet. 

Ok so let's get into this Tanamera Postnatal Care set, since i've been getting a lot of request on what's inside and all. This post will be more on the product and it's functions, as i'm unable to review it as at yet. So shall we start....

Alhamdulillah i receive this on Tuesday and it's a huge medium size box, jam pack with 11 products in total.

See, now do you believe when i said jam packed????

A thorough booklet on the items in the Tanamera Postnatal Care Set, from introduction to benefits, and instructions. And they have it in both English and Bahasa.

Cold Press Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) - 100ml

VCO has been used for centuries by expecting mothers as a natural remedy to keep skin supple and to prevent and fade existing stretch marks. VCO has a unique, molecular structure of medium chain fatty acids that when take internally helps burn body fat for energy, It is known to help lose weight, lower cholesterol, improve diabetic condition and reduce the risk of heart disease.

Key benefit of VCO is it's high in antioxidants which protect your skin from free radical damage, including heat and environmental damage. It can be used prenatally for stretch mark prevention as well as postnatally for fading and existing stretch marks, apply twice a day. For best results apply after bathing and massage into wet skin.

  • Documented in prevention, alleviation and fading of stretch marks.
  • Use on all areas prone to stretch marks, belly, thighs, hips and buttocks.
  • High in natural antioxidants.
  • Removes outer layer of dead skin cells.
  • Highly antiseptic and moisturizing,
  • Very effective for cracked heels.
  • Aids in keeping connective tissue strong and supple. 
  • Prenatal: Apply a few drops and massage to abdominal area and on all areas prone to stretchmarks such as thighs, hips and buttocks. Massage on vaginal area to keep skin strong and supple in preparation of birth.
  • Postnatal: Massage onto damp skin to lighten stretchmark.
 ~ I've actually used VCO but from other brand, as i've purchased a big bottle prior to this set. So i've been consuming it since 2nd trimester, everyday after breakfast. And i even used it to massage my perineum, which is basically the vagina as it could help upon delivery. There are testimonials whereby some mother didn't had to go incision during delivery or even tear upon delivery.

Brown Formulation Body Soap (125gm)

A combination of herbs and grainy surface that gently removes dead skin cells and improves blood circulation to the skin. Traditionally used herbs such as turmeric, wild ginger and cinnamon are known to improve one's overall skin condition. The exotic, earthy scent of patchouli oil is added for an aromatherapy effect.

  • Removes dead skin.
  • Improves blood circulation and overall skin condition.
  • Effective in drying skin rashes and minor skin irritations.

  • Use postnatally from Day 5.
  • Use soap directly on the skin for exfoliation effect when bathing or showering.
  • Give more attention to the following areas: neck, abdomen, underarm and inner thighs.
  • Do not let soap soak in water to ensure longer usage.
~ Totally love this soap b'coz it acts like a scrub, so on certain days when i feel tired i normally used this soap in the shower instead of the normal shower cream. With the aroma and the roughness of the soap you just somehow feel like it's scrubbing of all the dead skin cells, and it leaves you feeling clean and refresh. Besides everyone can used it.~

Lavender Floral Water (70ml)

Gentle and soothing, an overall pleasant traditional scent for unwinding and reducing stress. Lavender is an herb with a long history of use in medicinal healing for depression and nervous conditions. It may be used as an after bath splash or through out the day when feeling tired to refresh yourself.

  • Relaxes the mind and tense muscles.
  • Calms emotional stress and promotes restful sleep.
  • Refreshes and uplifts one's mood and relieves anger and anxiety.
  • Traditionally used in relieving migraines, headaches, depression, anxiety, mood swings, fear and exhaustion.
  • Hold the spray bottle 6 inches from your face or body and spray liberally in a continuous sweeping manner.
  • In-hale deeply and hold your breath for 5-10 seconds to absorb the scent and receive the relaxing effects.

Herbal Massage Oil (100ml)

An all natural oil that is infused with tropical herbs that re-starts a mother internal circulation.

  • Stimulates blood circulation and metabolism.
  • Helps remove toxins from the body.
  • Maintains smooth and supple skin tone.
  • Promotes overall release of water retention and flatulence.
  • Nourishes and revitalizes the skin and major organs by stimulating blood flow.
  • Assists the lymphatic system for the elimination of wastes throughout the body.
  • Use from day 5, everyday.
  • Pour onto palms and rub palms together to warm oil which activates the herbal ingredients and apply all over.
  • Rub on neck and temples for relief of stress and headaches.

Feminine Herbal Wash (10gm x 14 sachets)

A mixture of aromatic herbs, rich in essential oils used for healing stitches and keeping the genital area clean, deodorized and cool. The sooner you start using this product the better, even if you have had a caesarean birth.

  • Use for both vaginal and caesarean birth deliveries.
  • Vaginal delivery: helps stitches heal faster.
  • Caesarean delivery: anti-bacterial, aids in cleansing the genitals due to bleeding after child birth.
  • Rich in essential oils that provides instant relief to vaginal discomfort caused by stitches.
  • Anti-inflammatory properties help reduce swelling and accelerate healing of the genital area.
  • Contracts genital tissues and deodorizes the genital area.
  • Promotes tightening of the vaginal muscles.
  • Use from the day you give birth, Day 1, at least 2x per day. Each sachet can be used twice.
  • Soak 1 sachet in 500ml/16oz of hot water for 10 minutes, OR for a stronger solution boil 1 sachet in 1 litre/ 1 quart of water for 15 minutes.
  • Let solution cool to a warm temperature.
  • Wash genital area gently with sponger or cloth OR
  • Pour extract into a large bowl and place inside the rim of the toilet bowl and immerse your genital area for at least 10 minutes.
  • Pat dry but do not wash off herbal solution so herbs get fully absorbed by the genital skin.
  • Put the remainder of solution in a spray bottle and spray genital area each time you use the toilet.

Herbal Bath (10gm x 14 sachets)

A traditional blend of highly aromatic herbs that refreshes, re-energizes and deodorizes the body as well as helps soothe tired muscles and relieves minor skin problem.

  • Rich in essential oils that refreshes and relaxes the body.
  • Soothes tired and aching muscles.
  • Deodorizes the body.
  • Contains anti-inflammatory properties.
  •  Used from Day 5 for 14 days.
  • Boil 1 sachet in 2 liters/ 2 quarts of water for 20 minutes.
  • Add extract to warm water in bathtub & soak OR used as a sponge bath.
  • If using as a sponge bath start with your feet and work your way up to your upper body.
  • Each sachet can be boiled twice.
  • Dispose of solution after use.

Firming Herbal Blend Paste (15gm x 14 sachet)

A traditional paste made of a blend of herbs used to helps strengthen and firm stomach muscles from the inside out. Use with postpartum abdominal wrap for more effective results.

  • Strengthens and firms stomach muscles.
  • Stimulates loss of water retention.
  • Tones loose abdominal skin.
  • Stimulates blood flow to the abdominal area.
  • Reduces blemishes and dark spots that may appear on the abdomen.
  • Use from day 5 daily with binder for 14 days.
  • Add 1 sachet of powder to 4 tablespoons of hot water and mix into a paste.
  • Spread paste evenly onto your stomach area.
  • Cover with a thin cloth before using abdominal wrap. Bind for at least half a day.
  • Use this product preferably after bath and massage.
  • Wash paste off after removing binder.
Note: For caesarean birth use after stitches have healed, please consult our doctor before use. 

Herbal Tea (2gm x 14 sachets)

A warming tea that helps a mother with her recovery from childbirth by stimulating internal circulation and expulsion of blood clots.

  • Promotes discharge of blood clots from uterus during the bleeding period after child birth.
  • Reduces inflammation of uterus and genital area.
  • Warms the body and improves blood circulation.
  • Relieves constipation.
  • Brew 1 sachet in 1 cup of hot water for 5 minutes and drink while tea is warm.
  • Mix with 1 teaspoon of honey for taste if desires.
  • Starting from Day 5, drink twice a day with meals for 7 days, preferably with breakfast and dinner. 

Calming Herbal Blend Paste (3gm x 4 sachets)

A traditionally blended paste that refreshes tired eyes and mind due to lack of sleep or stress.

  • Reduces feelings of tired or sleepu.
  • Induces a balanced state of mind, gives clarity, and a sense of peace.
  • To prevent/relieve headaches and heaviness around the eyes dye to lack of sleep.
  • Refreshes the mind.
  • Use from Day 5, twice per week.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of hot water to 1 packet of powder and mix into a thick paste.
  • Lie down in a quiet room and apply to forehead, exfoliate this area before hand for better results.
  • Relax and leave on for 60 minutes then wash off.
  • Avoid contact with eyes. 

Boreh Body Scrub (20gm x 4 sachets)

A combination of herbs with warming properties whose main function is to have a warming effect on the skin and muscles to energize and rejuvenate a tired mother's body.

  • Reduces water retention.
  • Energizes and rejuvenates tired muscles.
  • Reduces dark spots around the abdominal and underarm areas.
  • Stimulates circulation.
  •  Use from Day 5, twice per week. Mix 1 sachet with 3 tablespoons hot/warm water until you get a thick paste.
  • Apply paste all over your body.
  • Wait for the paste to half dry (still moist) and scrub skin with your hand, in a gentle circulation motion.
  • Rinse of excess scrub and shower as normal.


Postpartum Abdominal Wrap/Bengkung.

Postpartum Wrap is based on a traditional design that gives 360 degrees support to a mother's postnatal body. The material is unbleached cotton which is soft yet durable for hours of comfort. The wrap is easy to put on and most comfortable when worn under loose clothes. A postpartum wrap is an important recovery devise used in many cultures for a faster recovery from childbirth. It's included for FREE with every set.

Wear binder from Day 5 for 40days a minimum of 12 hours per day for best results. If you could wear 24 hours maximum results will be seen. Most women find it convenient to wear over night when sleeping.

Apply Firming Herbal Blend on stomach area first.

  • Provides full support from below the breasts down to the hip and buttocks to aid the release of water retention.
  • Designed to provide firm control of flabby, sagging abdominal skin.
  • For the recovery and firming or the abdominal muscles and tissues.
  • For the toning of stretched skin in the torso region.
  • Encouragement of the cervix to shrink and recover it's pre-pregnancy size.
  • Supports back posture while breast feeding, so slouching doesn't occur.


Chart on when to use the products in the Tanamera Set from Day 1 onwards. If you click on the picture you will notice that most of the products only start from Day 5 onwards, only the feminine herbal wash starts from the 1st day.

So that's all for now, i hope this post gives a more insight on the products that are in this Tanamera Postnatal Care set. The set cost at RM 360 (inc postage) and if any of you are interested in purchasing this set you may do so by going to FB and find for Tanamera Sri Ati, or you could just go to the link below:-

*P.S: This is not a paid review, this set was purchased with my own money and the purpose of this post is just for sharing. After all sharing is caring... ^_^

Till than